HEALTHY START

INITIATIVE

Because We Care About You!

We Address...

 

Healthy Start projects address multiple issues, including:

  • Providing adequate prenatal care

  • Promoting positive prenatal health behaviors

  • Meeting basic health needs (nutrition, housing, psychosocial support)

  • Reducing barriers to access

  • Enabling client empowerment

Why Healthy Start?

 

The Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services began Healthy Start in 1991 in an effort to reduce the risk of infant mortality.

The common principles underlying the Healthy Start program are:

  • Innovations in service delivery

  • Community commitment and involvement

  • Personal responsibility demonstrated by expectant parents

  • Integration of health and social services

  • Multi-agency participation

  • Increased access to care

  • Public education

Healthy Start Services

 

  • Services for Pregnant Women and with Children up to 24 Months of Age in Robeson and Scotland Counties

  • Classes to Discourage Alcohol and Other Drugs

  • Smoking Cessation Education

  • Safe Sleep Education

  • Educational Information for Well-Being of the Whole Family

  • Breast Feeding Education

  • Car Seat Traveling Safety

  • Mother and Father (Family) related assistance

  • Exposure to culturally sensitive literature

  • Transportation to appointments

  • Referrals to other necessary family related resources

How We Can Help

 

  • Collaboration with other program providers in the area.

  • Mother’s Advocate to assist women with transportation and referrals

  • Health Education classes

  • Prenatal, postpartum, well -baby, family planning and women’s overall health

Eligibility Requirements

 

  • Facilitate classes to include other caregivers

  • Female or Male Parent who has a baby or toddler up to 24 months in age

  • Must receive health care services from a RHCC health center or a program selected Woman’s Life Center

  • All Ages are Welcome

  • No Insurance is required

How to Enroll

For more information or to enroll in RHCC’s Healthy Start Initiative call:

 

1-855-305-6987

 

To schedule an appointment with RHCC Healthy Start you may call any of the following health centers in Scotland and Robeson counties.

Health Centers

 

  • Columbus County Community Health Center

  • Julian T. Pierce Health Center

  • Lumberton Health center

  • Maxton Medical Center

  • Montgomery County Community Health Center

  • Scotland County Community Health Center

  • South Robeson Medical Center

 

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RHCC is a Federal Tort Claim Act (FTCA) deemed facility.
This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b,

and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay; and discounts are available based on family size and income.